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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Geography Riddles
« on: December 02, 2007, 03:17:58 PM »
I did, and I'm working on it.  Boston and/or DC.

EDIT: Also, I'm not 100% sure who you are.  It's been awhile.

it's watson.

Figured w/ the LSN not-link and the few posts, but you never can be sure.

yeah i threw the fake LSN in as the clue.

you're still undecided?  wow.

HLS has a later schedule than almost anyone, and we have until December 15 to decide.  Where are you headed?

DC somewhere.  firm.  you looking at private sector mostly?

Yea, probably a firm.  Possibly a firm plus an academic fellowship.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Geography Riddles
« on: December 02, 2007, 11:44:51 AM »
I did, and I'm working on it.  Boston and/or DC.

EDIT: Also, I'm not 100% sure who you are.  It's been awhile.

it's watson.

Figured w/ the LSN not-link and the few posts, but you never can be sure.

yeah i threw the fake LSN in as the clue.

you're still undecided?  wow.

HLS has a later schedule than almost anyone, and we have until December 15 to decide.  Where are you headed?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Geography Riddles
« on: December 01, 2007, 11:53:10 PM »
I did, and I'm working on it.  Boston and/or DC.

EDIT: Also, I'm not 100% sure who you are.  It's been awhile.

it's watson.

Figured w/ the LSN not-link and the few posts, but you never can be sure.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Geography Riddles
« on: December 01, 2007, 06:45:25 PM »
I'll give it a try, for old time's, procrastination's, and insomnia's sakes, although it's probably not too challenging:

Root
That's disgusting!
South Park Protagonist



Kyrgyzstan?

i thought you were retired.

where you headed this summer?

I did, and I'm working on it.  Boston and/or DC.

EDIT: Also, I'm not 100% sure who you are.  It's been awhile.

I was thinking Kazakhstan.  "Cause" + "Uck" + "Stan"?

I didn't know how to pronounce my country, but I could imagine "Cheer+Giz+Stan," or close enough.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Geography Riddles
« on: December 01, 2007, 01:29:19 AM »
I'll give it a try, for old time's, procrastination's, and insomnia's sakes, although it's probably not too challenging:

Root
That's disgusting!
South Park Protagonist



Kyrgyzstan?

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Law School Applications / Re: Harvard Law 1L taking questions
« on: November 15, 2007, 01:01:54 PM »
Dash,
As for your torts exams there's a link to an exam archive in myHLS so you can check out old exams. My contracts prof is also very unorthodox (in quite a different way than you torts prof-think symbolic logic) but his exams are still pretty typical.

Sounds like someone has Brewer.

Ha Ha, how'd you guess?

Even without having had Brewer (or Hanson, as the others seem to be discussing him), it's kind of obvious when people describe their experiences who they have.  Unfortunately, I don't have much help to offer anyone in section 1 or 6.

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Law School Applications / Re: Harvard Law 1L taking questions
« on: November 15, 2007, 01:24:30 AM »
Dash,
As for your torts exams there's a link to an exam archive in myHLS so you can check out old exams. My contracts prof is also very unorthodox (in quite a different way than you torts prof-think symbolic logic) but his exams are still pretty typical.

Sounds like someone has Brewer.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Do You Use Hornbooks/E&E?
« on: November 11, 2007, 01:57:56 PM »
Unless I'm missing something, this thread has been a mix of teasing/making jokes around what looks like an earnest poster with a real question.  If I'm reading it correctly, then this has been a pretty unfortunate thread.

Re: prepping for 1L, I've posted some thoughts here, and I've also posted some general exam advice on another board.

Specific to the hornbook question, I've found them immensely helpful.  They don't replace the casebooks, but they contextualize the cases rather well.  I'm a very big fan of the Lexis Understanding series (Dressler's Crim and Crim Pro and the property one especially).  I suppose Glannon is reasonably good for Civ Pro.

I'd be happy to answer other questions on this stuff.  I had a very good first year, to the extent that that gives any credibility to anything I say.

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Law School Applications / Re: Harvard Law 1L taking questions
« on: November 10, 2007, 01:32:49 PM »
You mentioned on LSN that financial haggling can be pretty profitable -- would you recommend this even for candidates who wouldn't qualify for financial aid?  In other words -- should I apply for financial aid purely for haggling purposes?

I don't want to give you bad advice, but I would say probably not, unless maybe you are extremely exceptional and will get into Y or S as well.  Harvard doesn't lose many people except to those schools and maybe full rides at a few other top schools.

Hypothetically, let's say I did get into Yale.  (It's so random anyway.)  What would you recommend?

I really couldn't tell you.  Harvard's policy is only need based grants, so I don't think you'd be successful.

Harvard's policy and Harvard's practice may not match up.  They were very interested in my YLS aid offer, which was substantially better than their original offer.  I faxed them what YLS offered and they beat it.

Right, but if this person doesn't qualify for need based aid at Yale it wouldn't matter anyway.  Anyway, cross that bridge when you get to it.;)

Yea, this is all true.  It's worth mentioning that HLS's determination of whether a student qualifies is different (less flexible, more predictable) than that of other schools.  The 7-year independence rule is quite clear and often damning.  That said, if a student wouldn't qualify at HLS because of personal assets or wealth, then it's unlikely he'll get anything anywhere.  And, to be fair, he probably shouldn't--some of us really need the assistance.

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Law School Applications / Re: Harvard Law 1L taking questions
« on: November 10, 2007, 12:26:59 PM »
You mentioned on LSN that financial haggling can be pretty profitable -- would you recommend this even for candidates who wouldn't qualify for financial aid?  In other words -- should I apply for financial aid purely for haggling purposes?

I don't want to give you bad advice, but I would say probably not, unless maybe you are extremely exceptional and will get into Y or S as well.  Harvard doesn't lose many people except to those schools and maybe full rides at a few other top schools.

Hypothetically, let's say I did get into Yale.  (It's so random anyway.)  What would you recommend?

I really couldn't tell you.  Harvard's policy is only need based grants, so I don't think you'd be successful.

Harvard's policy and Harvard's practice may not match up.  They were very interested in my YLS aid offer, which was substantially better than their original offer.  I faxed them what YLS offered and they beat it.

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